Golden Pear Awards
  • APRIL 2020 UPDATE: 

    In an effort to honor our 14 Golden Pear finalists, while safely navigating this new world of COVID-19, MEA, OSEA, and MSD have jointly decided to postpone the Gala until it is safe to host. Postponing the gala will also allow educators in the MSD to continue their concentrated focus on supporting students through Medford Anywhere Learning.

    Our current 14 finalists will remain our finalists through next school year, with a target date for the gala of Spring 2021. This will also give our planning team, in collaboration with staff and community, time to revisit staff recognition so we can provide the most meaningful experiences for our amazing MSD teachers and staff in the future.

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  • The Golden Pear Awards

    The purpose of Golden Pear Awards is to honor those who are improving the lives of students and changing the world every day. We also hope the Golden Pear program elevates the education profession and provides the community with a sense of pride.

    We are so very grateful to the sponsors of this program: Harry & David, Medford Schools Foundation, Medford Education Association (MEA), Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA), Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, and the Neuman Hotel Group.